Last Call for ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2012 Nominations

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments by

Fresno, Calif. – The deadline for nominations for the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, to be held in the Skyroom Lounge at Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown on Thursday, March 21, is getting near.

Every year, leaders across central California converge at the “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event to help recognize, as well as mingle and network with, the newest crop of “40 Under 40” awards recipients.  In order to be considered for the Class of 2012, nominees must be under the age of 40 sometime in the 2012 calendar year, and work and live in the central California area.  The event is presented by Business Street Online.

“From budding entrepreneurs to politicians high-level business executives, each ’40 Under 40’ class is made up of people who have made valuable and meaningful impacts on their communities,” said Lance Cardoza, president and publisher of Business Street Online.  “It is our pleasure to honor them, and help congratulate the present and future faces of our central California communities.”

To nominate someone for the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, visit and click “Nominations.”  The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 5 p.m. PST.  As a sample of the special individuals in each class, the following is a list of the “40 Under 40” Class of 2011.


•  Alisha Anderson – Saint Agnes Medical Center

•  Allison Boogaert – Satoria Productions

•  Angelina Garcia-Nguyen – Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno

•  Brian Forrest – Rose Forrest Strategic Communications

•  Bruno Boehi – ShoWare by VisionOne Inc.

•  Bryan Feil – Neighborhood Thrift

•  Christa Short – Terry’s House

•  Christine Montanez – ACEL-Fresno Charter High School

•  Clint Olivier – City of Fresno

•  Craig Johnson – Craig Johnson Construction

•  Crystal McLaughlin – OfficeBay

•  Derek Franks – Fresno Grizzlies

•  Ferris Dean – Mediterranean Twist

•  George Smith-Takata – CBS 47

•  Holly Nickell – Adventist Health

•  Jamie Ledezma – Cancer Legal Resource Center

•  Jill Coppler – Fresno Pacific University

•  Jim Kennedy – Quiring General

•  Joey Fernandez – North Star Family Center

•  Joey Perez – Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino

•  Kate Borders – PBID Partners of Downtown Fresno

•  Katherine Good – Fashionably Bombed

•  Kathleen Rhodes Schock – California State University, Fresno

•  Ken Kirk – Bank of the West

•  Kimberly Johnson – Island Imprints

•  Lauri King – The Big Fresno Fair

•  Lindsay Barsamian – City of Fresno

•  Liz Gonzalez – KMPH FOX 26

•  Margaret Carrero – KMJ Radio

•  Matthew Mazzei – Rainbow Delegation

•  Melanie White – Hellwig Products

•  Michael Macias – Inner City Threads

•  Michael R. Spencer – Harris Construction Inc.

•  Rima Runtzel – Sierra Telephone

•  Sandy Cha – Wells Fargo

•  Sarah Moffat – Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

•  Stacy Lucas – Barsamian and Moody LLP

•  Stephanie Zubia – Sheer Bliss

•  Tanya Osegueda – JP Marketing

•  Tricia Geringer – Agricultural Council of California


About the author

James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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